Although my foray into Great Big Sea video fandom did not go as hoped, I can say that Saturday’s reading at the Wayward did go quite swimmingly!
I was horribly nervous, enough that when I got up to do my bit from Chapter 1, I could feel my knees loosen–and when I got done and back to my seat, my hands were shaking as I tweeted about it. solarbird says I read a bit too fast, but on the other hand, that actually kind of helped since I’m fairly verbose in style. Reading quickly helped offset that.
I was pleased, too, to note that I got giggles where I wanted them, and no giggles where I shouldn’t have. jennifer_brozek kindly told me later that she enjoyed my reading, and I sold a total of four of the CD copies I’d made of the book, out of the 12 that I’d made Saturday afternoon. (One of them went to technoshaman, finally buying a copy of the book; thanks Glenn!)
Also, I must note that I quite enjoyed several of the other stories read. catrambo had a nice one about a woman who discovers that her coffeemaker is not only sentient, it’s also neurotic, and Nate Crowder actually opened AND closed the proceedings, with two different stories. I liked his superhero one, the one with which he closed the reading. kehrli read two short ones, one of which was quite moving from a genderqueer perspective; props for that. And Ms. Brozek quite aptly demonstrated that, yeah, the phrase “zombie erotica” is every bit as disturbing as you’d expect. 😉
On the whole it was a very enjoyable evening and I was very happy to get the chance to participate. And if anyone new happens by who was at the reading, I hope you enjoyed my contribution!
Courtesy of jennifer_brozek, here’s the official word on this weekend’s event at the Wayward:
An Evening of Authors, Wayward Coffeehouse, August 21, 7-10pm.
Hosted by Jennifer Brozek and Nate Crowder. Come to an evening of authors and good coffee at Wayward Coffeehouse. We will be reading from recent and forthcoming releases, answering questions and generally having a good time. Come one, come all and enjoy an evening with your local authors. Find out what’s next. Authors include: Cat Rambo, Rosemary Jones, Keffy R. M. Kehrli, Alma Alexander, Nate Crowder, Jeremy Zimmerman, R. Schuyler Devin, Leah Cutter, Sunder Cameron Addams and Angela Korra’ti.
I’ll be aiming for reading an excerpt from Chapter 1 of Faerie Blood–since the whole chapter is too long to fit into a 10-minute block, I’ll be starting partway in. And geez, check out the lineup of all the other folks who’ll be there! Especially Alma Alexander. I’m thrilled to be in such august company!
I realize this won’t be nearly so overtly exciting as shows from the local filk crowd, but hey, the Wayward is awesome, and I’m hoping to find several new interesting things to read! Not to mention getting a chance to say hi to not only local authors, but local readers as well. I hope to see a few of you there!
Whoa! Check out the lineup for the reading scheduled at the Wayward Coffeehouse on 8/21!
See that name at the end of that list? That would be me.
This is a gathering of Seattle-area authors arranged by , and big thanks go out to her for letting me in on the action. Also, to vixyish for the initial heads up that pointed me in that direction!
Gosh. So, um, yeah, I guess I better figure out what exactly I’ll be reading. Come listen! I’ll arrange with my editor to bring a few copies of my book on CD so I can hand-sell them–and remember, y’all, I am an e-pubbed author, so so far only digital versions will be what I have available.